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Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: How To Be overprepared for the NASM

Hey guys ,after posting these past few weeks in here I constantly get pms regarding taking the NASM but that doesn't bother me at all , I am making this post to help everyone in the future on taking the NASM. My NASM experience was a very long one, I drove 3 hours to fail it by 1 point! This was...

Bradster101190‎, 06-07-2011 01:05 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Personal Trainer Affiliate Program! is test piloting a trainer affiliate program and we’re looking for 50 motivated and results driven personal trainers. This program only applies to certified personal trainers residing in the following states: Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Hampshire, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania,...

ForumAlpha‎, 03-24-2014 09:40 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: [new PTs] Wage, percentage and rental

Attached is a rental contract from Goodlife here in Australia . The rest we can't see as the interviewing manager (illegally) wouldn't let the potential "employee" take the rest with them to examine at home (or even worse, let a lawyer see it) and shredded it in front of them. You can see why...

KyleAaron‎, 06-05-2017 09:18 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Directions toward a career in fitness.

Hello everyone, I recently completed as blog series outlining my experiences in the fitness career path. Hopefully some of you might find it helpful, or at least get some ideas to put to trial. Here's the 3-part series: Directions Toward a Career in Fitness, Part 1 Directions Toward a Career in...

alan aragon‎, 11-18-2009 07:20 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: QUESTION: Which certificates are the best?

The 'Big 3' certifications are ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. ACSM NASM

Mythic Beast‎, 09-14-2008 09:57 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Network Event Freebie Ideas

Hello everyone, I am attending a event where many local businesses are able to have a booth to promote their company. I am trying to brainstorm some small freebies I could handout with my logo on it, that would also act as a good way to promote myself. I was thinking stress balls but,...

BodyByYou‎, Yesterday 09:51 AM
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What is the best application for (online) personal trainers?

Hello, Can anyone recommend the best app to be used for the followup (workouts and nutrition plans) with my clients? I was thinking of myPThub and trainerize.

wadboram‎, Yesterday 01:54 PM
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Personal Training Rates

Hey everyone, I just had a quick question regarding personal training. If a personal trainer has preety cheap rates is that a potential red flag that he may not be too good? I live on Long Island and a majority of trainers in my area charge between $75- $125 per hour long sessions. I found someone...

bcage106‎, 07-30-2017 05:58 PM
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Searching for an online personal trainer

Hello, i've been trying ro loose weight now since a long time, but nothing really works permanently. So i thought it would be better to have someone that maybe went trhought something similar like me and can help me achieve my goal. right now i weigh 230Ibs. My main goal is it to build muscles! ...

Ria11‎, 07-15-2017 07:37 AM
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Becoming a personal trainer, tips for first day?

I'm going to a personal training school in a couple months and was wondering if theres any personal trainers out there that could offer some advise. How do you usually treat your first session with a new client? What's some tips to keep a good relationship even if we don't really connect? Anything...

MizuKaeru‎, 08-16-2017 02:55 PM
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Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Overweight Clients

Have any of you found that most of your overweight clients are experiencing some kind of anterior pelvic tilt? I have one client that is overweight, almost obese and I have done free consultations for a handful of others at similar weights. To me, it seems that many of these were experiencing...

cjogro‎, 08-24-2012 06:22 AM
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UK - Best Route for Funded Personal Training Certificate?

Hi, I'm from London and I've finished my A Levels the summer before last, started uni but I totally picked the wrong degree, I should've gone the personal trainer route straight away but I'm pursuing it now and really need your advice. As I've left school I have very little money so ideally want...

6weeksillbready‎, 02-13-2011 03:18 PM
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Turning a "home gym" into a "home studio"

Hey guys, new to this forum. Background- I've been a certified personal trainer since 2012. I worked in gyms part-time all through college, and now that I'm out my career has sort of stalled. I have a good, steady gig at a gym right now, but it is part-time hours and I'm not making a lot of...

LankletPro‎, 08-15-2017 12:06 PM
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Exclamation NASM or ACE Certification

What separates a NASM certification from others like ACE, other than price? It's seems with just taking a quick look, that ACE is half the price and the certifications are basically the same.

chrisball904‎, 08-13-2017 03:27 PM
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I am in the process of starting my own personal training company when I go back up to college in a few weeks. There is a big niche there for personal training as there is a lack of. I attend Florida State University which has 40k+ students, and then there is schools such as FAMU and TCC on top of...

BFeinstein‎, 08-10-2017 07:24 AM
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Opinions on uncertified trainers....

Just curious... I'm deployed and bored, sitting around thinking... I troll instagram a lot and had a serious question... What's everyone's (especially certified trainers) opinions on these instagram individuals with a huge following that start online training and consulting, many of which don't...

ProWrestleFan‎, 08-02-2017 04:00 PM
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Would trainers sell on a marketplace?

I've been mulling over this idea for a diet + meal plan marketplace where prospective clients can connect with trainers, buy training / diet advice from them, and maybe pay the trainer some monthly fee for regular consultations. I'm still reaching out to trainers to see what they think and the...

spinachcop‎, 08-09-2017 08:13 PM
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So here's a question for yas

For my cert 3 in fitness I need to make a workout for a special population client, these are her symptoms and goals: Symptoms: Has a heart condition, Has type 2 diabetes, family history of heart disease, family history of high blood pressure. Goals: Improve general health, improve strength in...

Anorth123‎, 08-07-2017 01:36 AM
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How to gain clientele in a gym

Hi all 😊 I've been in the Personal Training Industry for 1+ years and decided to spread my wings and operate my own business inside a gym The gym that I'm currently at doesn't charge me rent (not yet anyway's, manager stated "we'll wait until you gain clients and then we'll charge you since...

WarriorCond‎, 07-31-2017 04:44 AM
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Need some advice? NASM.

Hi everyone! I'm new and have some questions. Iv taken NASM 2 times, first attempt I got a 64, second attempt was yesterday and I got a 67. I was really confident yesterday but then got to psi and failed. They give me a paper showing the parts I did best and worst. I went to those chapters and...

TrevorG95‎, 07-30-2017 12:19 PM
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Just passed the 2015 ACSM CPT exam. Here's some tips. (long and lots of tips)

Let me preface this by disclosing that I'm a non-traditional engineering student (I'm 32 and didn't start college until late in my 20's,) so my study habits/skills are possibly a bit different than most going into this exam. I studied for 3 days and passed. About 6 hours on the first day, and 3-4...

NateSteen‎, 03-04-2015 03:30 PM
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Question Breast Bone, Sternum, Chest Pain

Hello Friends, I am sort of a newbie when it comes to exercising and I have a question about some pain I have been having. For the last 6 or 7 months I have experienced varying degrees of pain in the center of my chest. I do not know exactly how it started but I have not changed anything...

mattc41190‎, 07-31-2017 10:17 AM
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How to become a personal trainer in UK? Need help

Im looking for a personal training school in UK. Any idea of how much it costs and how many years it takes to graduate?

DChasers‎, 07-29-2017 08:59 AM
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Denton Texas free weight trainer?

Update: to be clear, I'm looking for a free weight expert, not free training. Lol. I showed this to a friend and he thought I was looking for free services. Hello! I'm looking for someone in the Denton Texas area that can help me perfect my form & increase my gains. I've been using the...

arocko1287‎, 07-15-2017 08:08 AM
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Part-time Personal Training? (2.2k reps)

What are your thoughts on part-time personal training while holding down another job (part-time or fulltime)? I've always maintained a thorough interest in training, lifting, nutrition, fitness, etc... and now I kind of regret not making more of an effort to build a career out of it... instead I...

DTRrex‎, 03-28-2012 06:13 PM
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Rhabdomyolysis: too many pull-ups

While I'm not a trainer, my story is certainly important for trainers to hear. Folks, this is no joke. I'm a 37 year old mother of 5 who was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis after my trainer had me do a ridiculous amount of reps of a ridiculous exercise. If you are unfamiliar with illnease please...

Chellegood‎, 10-14-2013 02:27 PM
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Thumbs up How difficult would it be to attract new trainers/instructors to my studio?

I would like to officially open a fitness studio in my area, but have very little idea of the market demand for this. The location I have in mind is approximately 2,200 square feet and I would like to renovate the space to include an aerobic fitness floor, mirrored walls, a front desk and cafe...

iFitnessStudio‎, 06-28-2017 07:43 PM
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Thumbs up Looking for an online personal trainer

Hi All, I'm new here and looking for an online personal trainer to help me with setting up an exercise and nutrition plan. I'm 41 with some joint (knees & elbows) and lower back issues and just getting back into the gym after about a year layoff of regular exercise in the gym. I just signed up...

aehardin‎, 07-15-2017 09:58 PM
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Personal Trainer wanted Manchester, england.

Looking for a trainer in Manchester/cheshire area

SkinnyGuy11‎, 12-06-2011 02:17 PM
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NASM Recertification

Hey guys. I recently got certified by NASM as a PT. I understand that I need to get CEU's every two years to recertify. My question is if you typically get the CEUs after your certification expires or can I get an ACE nutrition certification right now and have it count as a NASM CEU later on...

rickjosuna‎, 07-25-2017 07:28 PM
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